Artist Melissa Wineman talks about jewelry, photography

Melissa Wineman is a jewelry maker and artist who will be attending the April 26 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival in Downtown Kannapolis, N.C.

Where are you located?

“Stanley, N.C.”

How and when did you first get started in art and why?

“When I was a kid my parents were very open to me expressing myself and let me explore and play and now it is my love.” Continue reading Artist Melissa Wineman talks about jewelry, photography

2014 N.C. Music Hall of Fame inductees announced

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Congressional candidate Clay Aiken and fellow “American Idol” singer Fantasia Barrino are among this year’s inductees to the 2014 North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is scheduled to take place Thursday, Oct. 16 at historic Gem Theatre, 111 W 1st St., Kannapolis. Organizers have not confirmed which artists will be in attendance at the ceremony. Continue reading 2014 N.C. Music Hall of Fame inductees announced